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Jordan Murphy's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Virgin Islanders playing currently abroad: - Feb 28, 2019


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JORDAN MURPHY
We bring you last week's top performances from Virgin Islanders who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.


Jordan Murphy
Jordan Murphy
   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Jordan Murphy (201-97, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA. He could not help the Minnesota (4-3) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Murphy's very good performance his team was defeated 69-60 on the road by the University of Michigan. He recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 15 rebounds. There are only three games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Murphy's fourth season with the team. Murphy has relatively good stats this year: 14.9ppg, 11.8rpg, 2.6apg, 2FGP: 51.2%, 3FGP: 22.2% and FT: 67.1%. He has a dual citizenship: U.S. Virgin Islands and American. Murphy played for the U.S. Virgin Islands senior national team three years ago.

Nicolas Claxton
Nicolas Claxton
   #2. Second place goes to an international small forward Nicolas Claxton (211-99, currently studies in the States), who plays in the NCAA. He was not able to help the Georgia (1-4) in their last game. Despite Claxton's good performance his team was edged 78-75 in Auburn by the University. He scored 14 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 31 minutes. There are only three games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This year Claxton has relatively solid stats: 12.8ppg, 8.8rpg, 2.0apg, 2.4bpg, 1.1spg, 3FGP: 25.9% and FT: 64.6% in 28 games he played so far. He is in the roster of the U.S. Virgin Islands senior national team.

Jahmiah Simmons
Jahmiah Simmons
   #3. The U.S. Virgin Islands player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Jahmiah Simmons (193-98, is currently at the American university). He was not able to secure a victory for the N.Texas (5-1) in their game against the Louisiana Tech University (2-4) in the NCAA. Simmons recorded 9 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 17 minutes. Buthis team lost 53-66 at home to the Louisiana Tech University. The Regular Season already ended in the NCAA. This year Simmons' overall stats are: 3.8ppg, 4.3rpg, 2FGP: 47.8%, 3FGP: 13.3% and FT: 49.0% in 25 games. He is also a member of the U.S. Virgin Islands senior national team.

Kyle Clarke
Kyle Clarke
   #4. Guard Kyle Clarke (196-95, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Kennesaw St. (0-4) in their game against the Liberty University (2-3) in the NCAA. Clarke recorded 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Buthis team was badly defeated 76-59 on their home court in Kennesaw by the Liberty University. So far Kennesaw St. lost all four games in the conference His team will play only one more game in the NCAA Regular Season. And now that game is quite important. Clarke has been at the team for four years. This season Clarke averages: 4.8ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.4apg. He is also U.S. Virgin Islands national team player.

Shakeem Alcindor
Shakeem Alcindor
   #5. International forward Shakeem Alcindor (203-98, currently plays college basketball in the States) is a teammate of previously mentioned Jahmiah Simmons and both played together in the last NCAA game. Alcindor couldn't help the N.Texas (5-1) in their game against the Louisiana Tech University (2-4). He cannot count it as his best performance. Alcindor recorded only 2 points in 10 minutes. his team lost 53-66 on their home court in Denton to the Louisiana Tech University. It's Alcindor's first season with the team. This year his total stats are: 2.3ppg and 2.8rpg in four games. Alcindor plays currently for the U.S. Virgin Islands national team.

Rashawn Fredericks
Rashawn Fredericks
   #6. Swingman Rashawn Fredericks (196-96, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to Cincinnati's surprising victory against the Southern Methodist University (1-4) 52-49 in the NCAA last Wednesday. He scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The University of Cincinnati has 3-2 conference record this season. There are only two games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. Fredericks has averaged so far 2.6ppg and 2.4rpg. He is a former international player as he played for the U.S. Virgin Islands senior team two years ago.

Stephaun Adams
Stephaun Adams
   #7. International guard Stephaun Adams (185-96, currently plays in NAIA) couldn't help the Campbellsville University (7-7) in their last game. Despite Adams' very good performance the Campbellsville University was edged 83-80 in Pikeville by the College. He scored 23 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line) in 45 minutes. Adams' team will play only one more game in the NAIA Regular Season. Adams has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 18.2ppg, 5.1rpg, 4.5apg and 2.1spg in 20 games. Adams is also U.S. Virgin Islands national team player.


The list of other players, who all have U.S. Virgin Islands passport but never been selected to any of U.S. Virgin Islands national teams:

   #1. John Collins (208-PF-97, college: Wake Forest, currently plays in NBA) was the major contributor in an Atlanta Hawks' victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves (29-32) 131-123 in the NBA in Wednesday night's game. He recorded 34 points (!!!) and grabbed 8 rebounds in 33 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Collins' second season in pro basketball. The Atlanta Hawks have not so impressive 21-41 record this season. Collins has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 19.5ppg, 9.5rpg and 2.0apg in 46 games he played so far. Collins has a dual citizenship: U.S. Virgin Islands and American.

   #2. De'Quon Lake (208-F, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an Arizona St.'s victory against the University of California (3-3) 69-59 in the NCAA in Sunday night's game. Lake scored 8 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks. The Arizona State University has a solid 4-2 conference record this season. There are only three games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This season Lake averages: 4.5ppg and 4.1rpg.

   #3. Quennel Francis (183-PG, currently plays in NAIA). He could not help the Southeastern University (10-1) to beat the Ave Maria University (13-5). Francis recorded 9 points. But the Southeastern University was edged 83-81 on the road by the University. The Regular Season already ended in the NAIA. This season Francis averages only 6.1ppg.

  




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